February 26, 2008

A little bit of nature and a lot of poison ivy!

Last weekend Sara & Javi, married business volunteers in Comayagua, came to Danli for a visit. We arranged a quick trip to the protected area not far from Danli with Luke’s friend René on Saturday. It was a beautiful day to get out of the city and enjoy nature (plus there was a scheduled power outage from 8 am to 4). We got to learn a little about washing coffee beans, sat under some tall trees and watched howler monkeys including a little baby one, got some poison ivy (sorry Sara & Javi who really got it bad), picked limes from René’s orchid, and saw a small waterfall. We had been to René’s property before but it was fun this time to take other people and share it with them. Below are some pics from the day.

A beautiful transparent butterfly!
Close-up of a purple orchid

Another orchid

Resting by the waterfall

Sara & Javi after a PB & J for lunch

Rene, Luke, & Javi learning how to wash the coffee beans

Inside of old house on Rene´s property built sometime in the late 1800s by a Spanish family. House was inhabited during coffee season to wash, dry, and roast beans. Still in decent condition.


Kate Suchomel said...

Hey! sounds like you guys had a fun weekend! Im jealous of seeing monkeys! :) but not of poison ivy. sean and i REALLY need to get out to visit you guys soon!! we miss you! Ha ha... good times about our stamp saga, yea? it turns out you have to go to a print shop to get a stamp... which weve gotten "fijese ques" from the last three times weve gone to pick it up. sigh. maybe tomorrow, right? ok. over and out from santa rosa.

Anonymous said...

hey annie... i have no idea how i found your blog i was just surfing the web jajajaja

ojala estes muy bien.. hace 2 años que no te vemos.. cuando nos vienes a visitar???

muchos cambios por aca.. yo ya vivo en cancun, jose luis trabajando como loco como siempre.. nos vemos aveces..

saluda a luke de mi parte..

your mexican friend..
Raul Duarte